Nevada Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Nevada’s unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance for unemployed workers who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own and who also meet additional eligibility requirements.

The Nevada Employment Security Division administers UI benefits for the state, and Nevada employers pay all costs of unemployment assistance through an employer tax. There is no deduction from employee wages to support this program.

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How To Qualify for Nevada Unemployment Benefits

To be eligible for the UI benefits program, Nevada residents must meet each of the following criteria:

  • Unemployed (through no fault of the claimant)
  • Worked in Nevada during the past 12 months
  • Earned a minimum amount in income, as determined by Nevada guidelines
  • Actively seeking employment during each week for which UI benefits are requested

To meet eligibility requirements for unemployment benefits, you must register with Nevada JobConnect or with another local Job Service if living outside of Nevada.

Benefit Payments and Duration

Base PeriodFirst 4 of the last 5 completed quarters
Alt Base PeriodLast 4 completed quarters
Duration of BenefitsWeekly PaymentMaximum Benefits Amount (1 year)
8-26 weeks$16$483$12,194

How To Apply for Nevada Unemployment Benefits

The fastest way for a worker to file an unemployment compensation claim is online through Nevada’s Claimant Self Service portal. If you do not have access to the Internet, filing is also available by calling any of Nevada’s Telephone Claim Centers Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Call center numbers are listed below:

  • Northern UI Call Center: 775-684-0350
  • Southern UI Call Center: 702-486-0350
  • Rural areas and Out-of-State: 888-890-8211

Be prepared for extended wait times when calling. You are strongly encouraged to file your claim online, which can be completed at any time at your convenience. During times of high call volume, you may be placed on virtual hold, which allows you to hold your place in the calling queue without waiting on the telephone.

Managing Your Nevada Unemployment Benefits

Each week that you request an unemployment benefit payment, you must complete a weekly unemployment insurance claim. To do so, you’ll be asked to answer a series of questions about your work search activities online or by phone after the week has ended. Choose from the following methods:

  • Online: Select File Weekly Claim after logging into your CSS account
  • Northern UI Call Center: 775-684-0350
  • Southern UI Call Center: 702-486-0350
  • Rural Areas and Out-of-State: 888-890-8211

When filing your weekly claim by phone, select option 1 from the menu. As with filing an initial claim, please know that Nevada’s call centers often experience high call volume. You may have a substantial wait time and may be placed on virtual hold to keep your spot in the calling queue.

Filing an Appeal

If you disagree with a decision about your claim, you may submit a request for appeal within 11 days following the date your claim denial is postmarked. Your determination letter will also outline the specific steps for submitting an appeal. The appeals process in Nevada is designed to provide a fair and impartial hearing to further examine a claim for unemployment insurance compensation.

Your request for appeal must be submitted in writing and signed by you, or someone you designate as an authorized agent. It also should include your full name, address, and Social Security number.

After your appeal is submitted, an impartial Appeals Referee employed by the state will conduct a hearing, which you’ll be asked to participate in. The Appeals Referee will issue an updated decision two to three weeks following your hearing. This decision may then be appealed to Nevada’s Board of Review, as long as the request is submitted within 11 days of the Appeals Referee’s decision.

Reporting Fraud

Unemployment insurance fraud is a serious crime in Nevada and encompasses everything from making false statements relating to a claim for benefits, withholding information to obtain benefits, failing to report employment and income during a week for which unemployment assistance is claimed.

Other instances of fraud include filing an unemployment claim while incarcerated, allowing another person to do so on your behalf, or using a name or Social Security Number other than your own to claim UI benefits.

You can report any suspected instances of fraud online or call 775-684-0475 and select option 4 from the automated menu.

Nevada Unemployment Office Locations

NV Unemployment Career Center6330 W Charleston Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89146
NV Unemployment Office North Las Vegas2827 Las Vegas Boulevard North
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
NV Unemployment Office - Pahrump1020 E Wilson Rd
Pahrump, NV 89048
NV Unemployment Office - Reno4001 South Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89502
NV Unemployment Office - Reno1090 East 8th Street
Reno, NV 89512
NV Unemployment Office - Sparks2281 Pyramid Way
Sparks, NV 89431
NV Unemployment Office - Winnemucca475 W. Haskell Street Suite C
Winnemucca, NV 89445